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PRISM Updates: Testing of the sensors

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Speaker: Richard Stansbury, student, EECS, University of Kansas, 2002.

Modified Transcript: To test the sensors there are several things that we are going to need to do. First of all we have to do additional isolated tests to see whether or not the sensors will provide the data necessary. After that we will need to test whether or not the sensors can handle exposure to the extreme cold, which might be done initially by putting one in the freezer overnight to see how it handles the cold temperatures.

The main test will be when we have our first "dress rehearsal", so to speak, when we go to Greenland for the first time. That will be our first chance to actually test our integrated systems in climates and terrain similar to those that will be encountered in Antarctica.

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